Coro Chasco visits the University of Santiago de Chile (USACH) to give a seminar on spatial econometrics to the students of the Master in Economics. She also gave a seminar in methods of geomarketing to the students of the Master in Marketing. It was a very nice experience for both parts. August 23-September 8, 2019.
Patricio Aroca (Adolfo Ibáñez University, Chile) and Mónica Navarrete (University of Tarapacá, Chile) visited ECONRES to work in some research projects about origin-destination flow models and academic talent, respectively. They joined the team for our summer dinner. June 30, 2019.
IDEA Project of Fundación Juan XXIII-Roncalli for mentally handicapped people has come to an end. Three disruptive ‘ideas’ were finally selected and developed. We attended the final meeting, which took place on June 27.
Ludo Peeters visited the University of Tarapacá (Arica, Chile) and Catholic University of the North (La Serena, Chile) to give corresponding workshops on Spatial Econometrics with Stata. It was a nice and productive visit to our colleagues, Juan Luis Quiroz and Andrés Vallone. April, 2019.
Juan Aparici joined the ECONRES group as an associate researcher to collaborate in different projects and courses. Juan is an independent consultant in Geoform. He is an expert in GIS and geomarketing. During the 90s, he was Managing Director in MapInfo Co. Later, we worked for ESRI Geosystems, Indra and DIGI, among other companies. Welcome!
Minerva Centeno joined the ECONRES group to work in the Project eS-MiData (Spatial microdata: generation, analysis and online publication), financed by the Region of Madrid. Minerva holds a BA in Geography (University of Oviedo) and a Master’s degree in Geographic Information Systems from the University of Alcalá de Henares. She will be working with us from March 1, 2019 to February 28, 2020. Welcome!
Defense of Andrés Vallone‘s Doctoral Thesis at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) entitled: “Geocomputation methods for spatial economic analysis“. The Thesis Committee included Professors Geoffrey Hewings (University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign), Román Mínguez (University of Castile-La Mancha) and Luis Collado (UAM). He obtained the maximum degree, Excellent Cum Laude, with the mention of International Doctoral Studies. Madrid, 18 of February, 2019.
The ECONRES group participates in the IDEA Project of Fundación Juan XXIII-Roncalli for mentally handicapped people. This Project is devoted to identify new solutions and ‘ideas’ to create good-quality jobs for mentally handicapped workers, taking advantage of new technologies. Coro Chasco is the Principal Investigator of the ‘Logistics and e-commerce’ group. The participants are main companies like Gonvarri, Enagás and Sacyr (‘Energy’ group), Bombardier and Correos (‘Logistics and e-commerce’), Alcampo, Compagnie Frutiere and Coca-Cola (‘Food industry’), Indra, CT Ingenieros, Observatorio 4.0, Fujitsu, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad Politécnica and Tart Cube (advissors and expert group). The Project will take place from January 29 to June 27, 2019. We attended the kick-off meeting , which took place on January 29.